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Atom10ItemFormatter Class

A class that serializes a SyndicationItem instance to and from Atom 1.0 format.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Syndication
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel.Web (in System.ServiceModel.Web.dll)

public class Atom10ItemFormatter : SyndicationItemFormatter, 

Use this class to serialize instances of SyndicationItem and to create an instance of SyndicationItem from an XML document that contains an Atom 1.0 entry. If you have derived a class from SyndicationItem and want to serialize it, use the Atom10ItemFormatter<TSyndicationItem> formatter instead.


The Atom 1.0 specification allows for fractional seconds to be specified in any of its date constructs. When serializing and deserializing, the WCF implementation ignores the fractional seconds.

The following code shows how to create a SyndicationItem instance and serialize it.

SyndicationItem item = new SyndicationItem("Test Item", "This is the content for Test Item", new Uri("http://localhost/ItemOne"), "TestItemID", DateTime.Now);

item.Links.Add(new SyndicationLink(new Uri("http://someuri"), "alternate", "MyItemLink", "text/html", 100));
item.PublishDate = new DateTime(1968, 2, 23);
item.LastUpdatedTime = DateTime.Today;
item.SourceFeed = new SyndicationFeed();
item.Summary = new TextSyndicationContent("This the item summary");

XmlWriter atomWriter = XmlWriter.Create("AtomItem.xml");
Atom10ItemFormatter formatter = new Atom10ItemFormatter(item);

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5